The APA National Conference is coming to Atlanta, GA on April 26-30, 2014. Please consider volunteering for this important event.
As the Georgia Chapter of the American Planning Association, representing more than eight hundred professional planners, planning commissioners, elected officials and citizens, GPA offers these comments on the most recent draft of local planning requirements to be considered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA).
Georgia Tech’S Center For Quality Growth And Regional Development Releases Aerotropolis Atlanta Health Impact Assessment
Can a shuttered automotive plant become a catalyst for healthy living? Can four cities, two counties, and the world’s busiest airport, create a thriving district filled with healthy options and opportunity? The Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD) at Georgia Tech studied these questions regarding redevelopment plans for the former Ford Atlanta Assembly Plant alongside Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Representatives of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) heard concerns raised by many of the 65 attendees of the April 25th GPA Half-day event in Cartersville. DCA staff member Jon West led an informative and honest discussion of the draft DCA changes to the State Planning Standards. If approved this fall by DCA representatives, the changes would be effective January 1, 2013.
We hope that you find the brief news items in our monthly e-blast helpful in keeping you up-to-date with happenings around the state. In an effort to provide you with more in-depth information on specific planning topics, we will also be launching a quarterly E-Magazine. This electronic magazine will provide a means to share informative articles on planning trends, professional development, legislative issues, and methods in planning; and to highlight specific community plans.
The Georgia Institute of Technology has been selected as one of ten National University Transportation Centers to be funded by US DOT. As part of this partnership, the Center will advance technology and expertise in critical transportation issues affecting our local, state and national economies.